Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Doesn’t Understand Life…

… today’s story of the single but divorced adults building gigantic detached homes for themselves does leave a funny, sour taste in the mouth, but talk to most members of our parents’ generation and they feel as worried as we do. We are, after all, their children, and many of them have stepped in try to create a better life for their children where the government has failed to do so.
Newsflash, sweetie: it’s not the government’s job to create a better life for you or your children, it’s your’s and your parent’s job

9 comments:

Bucko The Moose said...

Jeez! Another whining 'youth' who thinks the world owes them a living.

Lord T said...

Most of us are whining that the government pushes its way in and dictates with menaces the way we bring up our kids and dozy cows like this think they should do more.

Ted Treen said...

"... it’s not the government’s job to create a better life for you or your children, it’s your’s and your parent’s job…"

True, but it is the government's job to create or foster the circumstances wherein one's own gumption, attitude and application will create a better life.

Some may disagree with that, so I'll offer an alternative way of saying it:- It's most emphatically not the government's job to place further obstacles in our way, for example by inviting half the world to come here and be publicly maintained and housed, without giving any thought as to whether the infrastructure of our country can cope - a huge increase in the number of those chasing a relatively static number of houses inexorably leads to huge price rises.

It always has done for anything, whenever demand exceeds supply.

Twenty_Rothmans said...

To a great extent I agree with you, Ted - in the most general sense - the government should try not to fuck the country up. So if a government had been dumping millions of toothless poor from the dungheaps of the world around you before you obtained the vote, what would you do?

I'd blame the selfish idiots who voted for them and vote the exact opposite.

A similar scenario occurred to me - we had had a succession of useless Labor governments which came back and fucked up some more like a Rotherham minicab driver. In their spare time, they fished for immigrants to negate my vote and pump up the property market. It took some doing to buy my first place.

I notice that Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett used the expression 'try and' twice in that article. A pity that neither her parents nor the Government taught her English either.

Greencoat said...

'Young people are skint. But we can’t blame the baby boomers for ever'

Oh, I'm sure you can, love, if you strain really hard. You might do a little wee in your knickers though.

Anonymous said...

What Ted Treen said. Deliberately creating a huge oversupply of labour without a corresponding oversupply of housing guarantees a low-wage, high-rent economy. Telling 17 year olds that uni is for everyone and never mind the 60K debt with RPI+3% interest rates means lifelong poverty for those without high intelligence/work ethic or wealthy parents.

Government - betraying kids for the last 30 years.

andy5759 said...

Ted's comment about government fostering the conditions to allow people to prosper and better themselves and their families is spot on. Anything else is superfluous vanity, like going to war in the name of imposing democracy on people who deserve it less than we do.

JuliaM said...

"Another whining 'youth' who thinks the world owes them a living."

She's the gift that keeps on giving to bloggers!

"...and dozy cows like this think they should do more."

They never think how the things they demand could turn around on them one day, do they?

"True, but it is the government's job to create or foster the circumstances wherein one's own gumption, attitude and application will create a better life."

Agreed!

JuliaM said...

"I notice that Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett used the expression 'try and' twice in that article. A pity that neither her parents nor the Government taught her English either."

The pages of CiF are littered with evidence of the poor English skills of these arts graduates...

"Government - betraying kids for the last 30 years."

Indeed!